Re: upstart: please update to latest upstream version
I demand that Steve Langasek may or may not have written...
> One of the worst contributors to the use of 'script' in upstart jobs
> instead of 'exec' is the need for backwards-compatibility with pre-upstart
> /etc/default/* files. The options here are all fairly poor:
> - ignore the admin's /etc/default settings when switching init systems
> - migrate any local changes to /etc/default into the upstart job at
> upgrade time, by editing a conffile in a maintainer script
> - keep sourcing /etc/default at runtime
> I guess systemd has largely chosen option 1 (in part because there's a
> weird view in the systemd community that these jobs belong upstream, so
> Debian integration issues are entirely ignored). For many upstart jobs in
> Ubuntu, we've chosen option 3. Which do you think is the right solution?
> Are there other options I haven't seen?
Of those listed above, I'd agree with option 3 or some optimisation of it –
option 2, modified to do the migration at runtime if /etc /default/foo has
been modified since last seen, would cover that, I think.
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